By Robert MacKey, The Intercept
A far-right political commentator appeared as a defense witness at Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial. So why were questions about his political views shut down by the judge?
JUDGE BRUCE SCHROEDER, who is presiding over the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, interrupted the lead prosecutor on Thursday to prevent him from asking a far-right political commentator if the right-wing network he works for is biased.
Schroeder has insisted from the start of the trial that it is not political in nature, even though the circumstances of the shootings were driven by politics, since Rittenhouse took an assault rifle to police a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha alongside a volunteer militia.